Art and Gender: Market Bias or Selection Bias?

38 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2017

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Laurie Cameron

Yale University, School of Management, Students

William N. Goetzmann

Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Milad Nozari

Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance

Date Written: August 25, 2017

Abstract

We test for gender effects in the art market using auction prices for artists who graduated from the Yale School of Art. Yale’s female graduates have significantly fewer auction sales, controlling for their graduating year gender ratio. Conditioning upon sale, works by female artists obtained higher average prices. The results suggest that, while institutions and career paths may condition on gender, the market may not.

JEL Classification: Z11, J16

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Laurie and Goetzmann, William N. and Nozari, Milad, Art and Gender: Market Bias or Selection Bias? (August 25, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3025923 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3025923

Laurie Cameron

Yale University, School of Management, Students ( email )

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William N. Goetzmann (Contact Author)

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Milad Nozari

Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance ( email )

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